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Aussie
01-19-2008, 03:41
Well Bversteegh posted the best underwater macro shot so I thought it might be a good idea to start the best Wide Angle underwater shot

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/2198000871_f67f2b9ac4_o.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2117/2198000959_5e353a0133_o.jpg


Guess we have alot of different styles of wide angle shots also.

Aussie

bversteegh
01-19-2008, 20:26
Macro is my first love, and probably 90% of my shots are with a 100mm lens. I've only shot true wide angle on one dive trip (but it was Raja Ampat for 45 dives - with 17 dives shooting wide angle :smiley20:). Don't have any good large creature shots like your sharks, will be the focus of a future dive trip I hope:smiley2:

But here's some of my favorites - all these are with a Canon 20D DSLR, a Sigma 15mm Fisheye Lens, and twin Ikelite DS50 strobes (which also limit most of my wide angle to close focus wide angle, as they aren't a really powerful strobe).

Anenome Fish on the reef - this illustrates the benefit of a wide angle close focus shot - I'm probably less than a foot away from the anenome fish - so can get nice color saturation and focus on him, but still a beautiful reef background due to the huge field-of-view of the lens (around 120 deg)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1406/814185823_44788dc5fb.jpg


Here is an example of a natural light shot (a pier on Airborea Island), I shot it with a small aperture (f/15) to make the mood kind of somber, and emphasize the sunball

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1058/815033648_77288721b0.jpg

Here is a shot of one of my fellow Indonesia diveaholics (did several trips together), David Cropp. An incredible photographer, he passed away this summer, suffering a heart attack while diving. In the background is the wreck of a freighter - Mayu Island, Indonesia

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/993173194_686a615481.jpg


A nice Lion fish shot, Kri Island, Raja Ampat. This shot took me almost 10 minutes to get, trying to get the sun in the frame, while the Lionfish was displaying, and a nice composition with good negative space

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/127/349135245_66f5564024_o.jpg

The next 2 are from a dive site called The Passage - a narrow channel between the islands of Gam and Waigeo in Raja Ampat. Kind of like diving a salt water river; the shots were taken really shallow with a flat surface - so the trees/clouds above water are in focus.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/134/325798634_c7a626d784_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/325798524_369a3ae44c_o.jpg

I thought this was a really interesting coral formation, I think it looks like a dolphin.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1433/815021176_ecd20bf3e0.jpg

ScubaGir1
01-21-2008, 23:25
Oh wow, those shots are just gorgeous!!!!

fisheater
01-21-2008, 23:29
Double wow!

Aussie
01-25-2008, 00:50
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2150/2218447300_08943cfeb9.jpg

Aussie
01-25-2008, 00:55
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2354/2218462160_6c1cd3eac9.jpg

The Bat fish

RoyN
01-25-2008, 01:23
http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/14416/2056667030101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2056667030101309303JPaFxZ)

Some idiot kicked the sand up.

unclepooty
01-25-2008, 08:04
Those are GREAT guys!

allison finch
01-25-2008, 09:07
A couple of mine from Belize;


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/allisonfinch_photos/emailWAdivers.jpg


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/allisonfinch_photos/emailtubes.jpg


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/allisonfinch_photos/emailBelizeWA.jpg

Aussie
01-25-2008, 17:57
As diving conditions over here are bad at the moment due to lots of rain and flooding, I decided to go back through my photos of last year at this time so I can remember what clear water is.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2006/2219814572_14ccb70e23.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2376/2219022261_7d5c0bb94e_o.jpg

My favourite Shark has to be the Leopard Shark. Playful and friendly and just love getting their photo taken.

Aussie

Gombessa
01-25-2008, 18:18
Wow. These are some truly incredible shots!

dbh
01-25-2008, 20:11
from Grand Cayman:


http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/GC07WA07.jpg


http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/GC07WA10.jpg

http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/GC07WA03.jpg

Dave

DevilDiver
01-25-2008, 21:08
Not pro but it is alway fun (and frusterating) trying to get the shot.......:smiley36:

Belize 08

RoyN
01-25-2008, 23:49
Some California diving for everybody!

http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/36491/2531124690101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2531124690101309303oEsRRa)

http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/41764/2691919640101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2691919640101309303RWXcxc)

http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/17947/2813192990101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2813192990101309303npagIq)

http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/31213/2930748470101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2930748470101309303YYsGlt)

http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/39673/2032881010101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2032881010101309303wmtyOx)

bversteegh
01-26-2008, 20:52
http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/39716/2993272600059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2993272600059861092gFhaWu)

http://inlinethumb51.webshots.com/19250/2063670200059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2063670200059861092MXZElX)



http://inlinethumb46.webshots.com/39405/2858584910059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2858584910059861092glLODB)

http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/40554/2813112710059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2813112710059861092UaiGlD)

http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/20099/2793310490059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2793310490059861092TFmjqy)

mona
02-04-2008, 15:11
Amazing shots!

Super-Duper Scubasteve
02-04-2008, 15:43
Dang, those are some sweet photos.

JohnC
02-04-2008, 17:30
Pictures are great thanks for showing them.

Aussie
02-05-2008, 06:49
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2122/2217652869_360277ff4b.jpg

School of Jewfish (Mulloway). These guys would be around the 60-70lbs mark.

Aussie

DevilDiver
02-05-2008, 08:52
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2122/2217652869_360277ff4b.jpg

School of Jewfish (Mulloway). These guys would be around the 60-70lbs mark.

Aussie


Show-off... You are very lucky to live where you can dive all the time.:smiley2:

Great shot!!

Aussie
02-05-2008, 09:03
Just think of it as an advertisment for diving in Australia. I am lucky to be living near one of the top dive spots in the country and lucky still to work in a Dive shop which goes there.

Its driving me nuts at the moment as the conditions have been very poor for the last 5-6 weeks. Floods and heaps of rain. Normally this time of year we get High VIS and warm water and heaps of stuff. So I am just going through some of my shots from last year and getting gear ready for when its gets great again.

Will post more soon.

Cheers Aussie

Aussie
02-05-2008, 09:20
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2269/2244538618_fab109d783.jpg

"Objects in viewfinder appear further away than they are" Grey Nurse Shark

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/2244538510_ca232f9797.jpg

Big school of small Baracuda.

DevilDiver
02-05-2008, 11:18
Just think of it as an advertisment for diving in Australia. I am lucky to be living near one of the top dive spots in the country and lucky still to work in a Dive shop which goes there.

Its driving me nuts at the moment as the conditions have been very poor for the last 5-6 weeks. Floods and heaps of rain. Normally this time of year we get High VIS and warm water and heaps of stuff. So I am just going through some of my shots from last year and getting gear ready for when its gets great again.

Will post more soon.

Cheers Aussie

:smiley19: Now you are just breaking my heart!!:smiley19:

Chin up! I am sure you will have some good weather soon!!:smiley31:
Can't wait for the new pics..........

My saving grace- I live about 15min from ST!!!:smiley20:

Itsjustme0770
02-05-2008, 15:37
I posted a trip report on my Blog and have some (what I think are) good W/A shots. Too big to post here:

Building Our Place in the Sun: Utila : The Undiscovered Carribbean (http://www.buildingourplaceinthesun.********.com/)

jugglematt
02-07-2008, 03:50
My latest WA favourite .
Taken in shallow water , natural light manual WB , inon uwl100 with dome attachment . p5000 ike housinghttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1134/1385839009_8954722f1c.jpg

TX1Chica
02-07-2008, 08:50
I am so amazed at your talent. These are really beautiful.

jugglematt
02-10-2008, 13:27
one more from me

last week we had some big rain 4inches in 2 days which left a 3m layer of tanin on the water surface blocking put light , this gave the water underneath a eerie green color , vis was about 10-15m

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2034/2245617827_487728fbbf.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2131/2245629615_23b6c0d3dd.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2106/2246427326_a8698bec60.jpg

an lastly ... i like the shota because they are soo different

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/2246425632_0974edd7fe.jpg

bversteegh
02-10-2008, 15:16
one more from me

last week we had some big rain 4inches in 2 days which left a 3m layer of tanin on the water surface blocking put light , this gave the water underneath a eerie green color , vis was about 10-15m

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2034/2245617827_487728fbbf.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2131/2245629615_23b6c0d3dd.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2106/2246427326_a8698bec60.jpg

an lastly ... i like the shota because they are soo different

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/2246425632_0974edd7fe.jpg


These are really different, very unique. Seen lots of green water in the Pacific Northwest, but not like that.

What do you call those little round things with the bumps on a stem on top of the coral head in the bottom picture? Never seen those before.

jugglematt
02-10-2008, 23:42
Hi

these guys are a type of asidian , we call them a sea tulip, they are very common on the south coast of Australia. Jervis Bay is a good place for unusual critters .

the colour of the water is very close to what is was on the day , little or no post production . green water is not common for us though.

one of the big challanges we have is the variety of water conditions we have in a short time , a week prior we had blue water with 20m plus vis.

i think the thing that made this day special was that the layer of tanin actually filtered out the light and gave the green color when looking up , below the water was fairly clear .

and another wide shot of a baby port jackson shark
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1390/536546948_bbecd32ef7.jpg

Regards
Matt